The Design Lab draws upon almost all areas within the university.
Although we do teach more traditional design skills, especially those for industrial, interaction, product, and service design, our major focus is on design as a way of thinking. We work with the schools and divisions of Art and Humanities, Medicine, Global Policy and Strategy, Engineering, Management, and Social Science.
- Focused upon People-Centered approaches to Complex Sociotechnical Systems;
- Organized around Centers of Excellence, each addressing a substantive problem area ;
- Building a substantive body of theory and evidence-based findings to establish a solid scientific basis for design.
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